Sunday, August 15, 2010


Yesterday I read six submissions from my critique group, commented on three on them, worked on an outline for my own book, blogged a little, caught up on the Verla Kay boards, and reread a MS that I wrote a couple of years ago. It was one of the most productive "writing" days that I have had in a while. School starts here in a week and I went back to work on Thursday, so this is usually one of the busiest times of the year for me. I surprised myself by being so productive. What was the secret of my productive day? No, I didn't hire a babysitter, the dogs were still running wild in the house, and everyone got fed. One change made the difference--I turned off the darned TV! This is not something that is easy for me. I like the "noise" around me, but man, I sure got a lot done!

Let's see if I can be productive again today.


  1. Yes, TV is dangerous to creativity! No, I am not an anti-TV crazy person...but I noticed that when the batteries died on our remote once, I got more writing done than ever!

  2. Hi Aimee! Like the changes to your blog and thanks for your comments. I'm glad you had a "productive" day. These summer days can be hectic.


  3. Faith--I know the tv sucks away my writing time, but I have so much trouble turning it off! DVR has helped a little . . .

    Hey Laurie! Thanks for coming by--glad I could finally get to your stuff. I am ready to read more!